Miscellany: Suits

In San Francisco, Switchman Alex J. Haskins sued and won $25,000 from Southern Pacific Railroad because, when he jumped into a patch of umbrella plant as a train approached, the plant sucked in one of his legs, toppled him under the train.

In Chicago, Mrs. Annabell Waring sued and won $2,000 with the story that when a truck hit the street car she was riding in, it knocked her psychic powers out of her.

In Peoria, Ill., Ernest T. Faulkner sued the man his automobile had run over, for damages for mental shock and nervous disorders.


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